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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0132
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1366-1879
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.03 linear metres (332 documents).
Name of creator(s): Various.


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Bullock family first appear in this collection in the early eighteenth century as leather dressers of some substance in London. Henry Bullock was admitted in 1711 as a freeman of the City of London (ACC/0132/240). In 1715 he and his father John Bullock entered into articles of partnership for the management of leather mills at Poyle in Stanwell which they first leased, and later purchased in 1742 (ACC/0132/191, ACC/0132/243). It is title deeds to Poyle Mills, and to other properties in Stanwell which the family subsequently owned, which make up the major part of the collection. The Stanwell deeds date mainly from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but the earliest is a grant of four acres dated 1366. The earliest deed which identifies the Mills is of 1612 (ACC/0132/145).

Besides title deeds the collection includes family settlements and wills of the Bullocks, and their connections the Bland and Maw families. It is clear from deposited account books of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries (ACC/0132/285-286) that the family retained a connection with the City of London as well as being substantial citizens in Stanwell. Members of the family were from time to time churchwardens, as the presence of a group of Stanwell Parish Records shows, and Henry Bullock junior was appointed a trustee of the Bedfont to Bagshot, and treasurer of the Cranford Turnpike Trusts in 1760 and 1773 successively (ACC/0132/281-282). The Bland family papers include a series of commissions of Joseph Bland from practitioner engineer to lieutenant colonel in the East India Company Corps of Engineers between 1770 and 1801 (ACC/0132/288-296). There is also an extemely interesting letter from Alfred Bland describing in detail conditions in Zululand in 1879 (ACC/0132/297).

Deposited with the Bullock family papers, but having no apparent archival connection with them, is a group of three building leases of 1793 and 1794 from the Earl of Southampton to William and James Adam of Albemarle Street relating to houses in Fitzroy Square (ACC/0132/330-332).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Bullock family, including title deeds to properties in Stanwell, also Colnbrook, Horton, Langley Marish, and Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, 1366-1830; title deeds to Poyle Mills and related properties in Stanwell, 1612-1744; abstracts of title, 1612-1811; plans, early nineteenth century; Bullock family wills and settlements, 1708-1830; Bullock family accounts and business papers, 1704-1877; Bland family papers, 1770-1879; Stanwell Parish Records (church rate accounts and churchwarden's accounts), 1728-1854; Colnbrook Chapel Records (charity accounts), 1693-1850; and building leases, Fitzroy Square, 1793-1794.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/0132-1: Property transactions;
ACC/0132-2: Abstracts of title;
ACC/0132-3: Plans;
ACC/0132-4: Wills and Settlements;
ACC/0132-5: Accounts and business papers;
ACC/0132-6: Bland family papers;
ACC/0132-7: Stanwell parish records;
ACC/0132-8: Colnbrook chapel records;
ACC/0132-9: Leases.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in May 1939.

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
January to May 2011.

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